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Biosecurity News

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Coastal clean-up

Pirinoa School students and community volunteers got stuck into cleaning up Whangaimoana Beach last week, filling 27 sacks with rubbish from the shoreline and dunes.

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Rat control programme to protect native birds

Recent rat baiting operations in Wainuiomata should help native birds survive an extraordinary ‘mast year’ in which heavy fruiting of native trees has led to an explosion in predator numbers.

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Giant aphids colonise quickly

The Akura Conservation Centre, the GWRC’s poplar and willow nursery, has successfully contained a recent outbreak of ‘giant willow aphid’ (tuberolachnus salignus) on-site, with a simple spray of Lorshan.

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